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    #61
    Right now I am jumping from a hard tail. Or retaining the stock design and making my own swing arm. Both paths are custom, it is just too soon for me to really know what setup I want. I am leaning more at the custom swing arm and retain the springs for comfort.
    ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

    Instagram: @BWeissLeather

    Current cars:
    ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
    ~ '87 535
    ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
    ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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      #62
      well hopefully you build a rad one, looking forward to more progress.
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        #63
        This is awesome.
        91 318is M50 swapped
        05 Honda Pilot

        24V swap thread
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=302524

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          #64
          inspiration perchance

          http://garage.1977mopeds.com/
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            #65
            It was raining today...got some stuff done ;)

            How it looked with new tires and chrome sanded and done in black.


            Completely bare frame!


            Cut the top of the tank to allow room to fit the new top tube.


            Ground the factory seam smooth for the rear of the tube.


            Ground the ends to match the frame for a tight fit.


            Rear


            Front


            Bracing the top tube to the Puch, keeps the fork tube in place.(Don't mind the ugly tac welds. I closed my eyes haha)


            More tacs and removed the tank.


            Cut out a plate cover for the hole from the tank. Then made a bottom tube and bent it to add room. Also added another bracing towards the front.
            **NOTE!! I do not like the swing arm, I will be picking up some thin rectangle tubing and making my own. I just tac'd it there to get an idea. It adds 4" from stock.


            Have to finish the rear fender and make the swing arm. Other than that I am 75% finished with the build. Ordered EBR forks since the stock ones fell apart haha! Hoping to picking up a General 5 star tank. My buddy said he wants to sell the whole bike. Might get it for a good price!
            ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

            Instagram: @BWeissLeather

            Current cars:
            ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
            ~ '87 535
            ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
            ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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              #66
              Nice. What color are you going to paint it?
              General 5 stars are my favorite. Maybe sell me the rest of the bike?
              check this one out, the swing arm is ridiculous


              http://garage.1977mopeds.com/build/752
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                #67
                Originally posted by z6ne View Post
                Nice. What color are you going to paint it?
                General 5 stars are my favorite. Maybe sell me the rest of the bike?
                check this one out, the swing arm is ridiculous

                Everyone seems to go with a matte black finish. I am leaning more to a white with black accents. Kinda like the teal and black combo of the one you posted.

                Here is the build to that picture you posted. I bookmarked it because of the swing arm. I am going to same route but less extreme.
                http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.php?1,2984576

                Today started great! Got a rare general 5 star top mount tank. Looks so awesome! Just waiting on my new EBR forks to place the tank with the handle bars.
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                ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

                Instagram: @BWeissLeather

                Current cars:
                ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
                ~ '87 535
                ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
                ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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                  #68
                  Grind, smooth, fill with weld...repeat till sexy!


                  ;)


                  Little bit left to smooth here. I could not find my carbide bit for the die grinder.


                  This is so sick! I love building shit like this.


                  I now have to wait on the forks to get in to place the tank with the handle bars. Other than that I have just a swing arm to make. Waiting on someone to sell the Puch Magnum swing arm, it is perfect and just needs to be extended 6" for the mean look.
                  ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

                  Instagram: @BWeissLeather

                  Current cars:
                  ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
                  ~ '87 535
                  ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
                  ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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                    #69
                    yeah he stretched the shit outta that thing.
                    What wheels you gonna use?
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                      #70
                      Originally posted by z6ne View Post
                      yeah he stretched the shit outta that thing.
                      What wheels you gonna use?
                      Currently waiting on pictures for a set of mag snowflakes.
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                      ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

                      Instagram: @BWeissLeather

                      Current cars:
                      ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
                      ~ '87 535
                      ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
                      ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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                        #71
                        yeah they have some crazy mag wheels for mopeds

                        I like those a lot though.
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                          #72
                          This is great
                          Originally posted by TSI
                          ♫ Rust flecks are falling on my head...♫
                          OEM+

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                            #73
                            Do like! Can't wait for more updates.
                            1985 M10b18. 70maybewhpoffury. Over engineered S50b30 murica BBQ swap in progress.

                            Originally posted by DEV0 E30
                            You'd chugg this butt. I know you would. Ain't gotta' lie to kick it brostantinople.

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                              #74
                              In for updates !!
                              Buy e30 cup holders
                              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...41#post4159541

                              Buy BMW Motosports handles
                              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=302846

                              Buy BMW MOTORSPORT valve covers http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=330146

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                                #75
                                Took a nap then went back to the shop...made more progress!

                                (excuse my phone, left the DLSR at home)
                                Pondered what I was after for the rear fender. This was a lot of work...2.5hrs of cutting/welding the seam closed then grinding smooth.








                                Tacs on tacs baby


                                Grinding smooth and shaping the curve.


                                Man I got a lot done in two days.


                                Gusset to mount the tank to the frame. I will make some spacers to keep the tank centered once the forks arrive.


                                That is the plate I made to enclose the 1/4 back of the stock tank.


                                Filled the stock air box intake hole. Also a better side shot of the fender conversion.


                                Top shot of the rear fender.


                                Finished shot of the underside fender. Also stitched the factory tack welds.




                                Cut a bit out so the tank seats to the head tube.








                                These last two pictures show it best. I am not sure on what to do for a seat yet. Not unsure, more of how to come at it. I believe I want to cut even with the top tube to the rear fender. The enclose it and make a seat to fit the whole thing. That is currently my thoughts


                                Last edited by F34R; 06-08-2013, 09:14 PM.
                                ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

                                Instagram: @BWeissLeather

                                Current cars:
                                ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
                                ~ '87 535
                                ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
                                ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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